By majoring in Art at Hastings College, you’ll be ready for a career that weaves your passion for art with other interests. The result? Opportunities as diverse as education, glassblowing, owning your own studio, scientific illustration, sculpture and more!
Gain skills to help you grow as a professional and as an artist.
Hastings College professors create an environment for collaboration among faculty and students, investing in your success. Plus you’ll have opportunities to try glassblowing in the best glassblowing studio of any college or university in the country while exploring sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. All in the incredible 25,000 sq. ft. Jackson Dinsdale Art Center. Design your own experience and build a career you’ll love!
Coursework in Art and other areas on campus culminate in your senior thesis exhibition featured in the Hastings College Galleries, preparing you for a meaningful life as a working artist, professor, gallery director, art therapist, art teacher and more.
Opportunities for internships abound in the art-loving Hastings community, from Hastings Museum to advertising agencies. Through internships and events sponsored by these and other venues, you’ll build a solid network as you prepare to launch your career and stretch your portfolio through exposure to new ideas and techniques.
Create your future
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
Hastings College alumni:
- Have art on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History;
- Serve as curators for art museums in North Carolina, Chicago and Scottsbluff, Neb.;
- Manage stage sets on Broadway;
- Own glassblowing studios;
- Teach in high schools and universities;
- Pursue additional studies at the Pratt Institute, the Rhode Island School of Design, the San Francisco Art Institute and St. John’s University School of Divinity and more.
You’ll also find hundreds of graduates who integrate their study of art into careers such as clinical psychologists, musicians, spa owners and other exciting careers. Art can be an amazing experience — and Hastings is the place to make it happen.
Your experience matters
Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.
We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.
Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!
All students, regardless of major/minor are eligible for an art scholarship. Non-majors earn the scholarship by actively participating in art activities and taking at least one art class per semester.
While we accept scholarship applications year round, for best consideration, we recommend you:
- Complete your admissions application by February 15, and
- Meet talent scholarship requirements by March 15.
Complete this form and let us know you’re interested Art at Hastings. We’d love to arrange a time to view your portfolio!
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from art to athletics to media (it’s a long list!).
It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.